Two top hospitals in Telangana - Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) and Maxcure Hospitals at Secretariat - rolled out the cashless Employees Health Scheme (EHS) facility on Friday, much to the delight of Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers' (TNGO) union and Telangana Gazetted Officers (TGO).
Karam Ravinder Reddy, state president, Telangana Gazetted Officers (TNGO) said that two top hospitals launching the cashless facility for the employees on the same day was a good sign as other top hospitals too may now get a cue and agree to offer the services.
"We could not convince the dozen odd Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers (TNGO) members to fall in line as they were adamant on 40-50% higher rate than the government is giving under Aarogyasri," said Karam Ravinder Reddy, state president, Telangana Gazetted Officers (TNGO), who was present at the launch of the EHS facility at Nims hospital on Friday.
Dr K Manohar, director, NIMS hospital said that sensing tremendous response from the employees, NIMS administration has dedicated its entire specialty block for out patient (OP) services in 25 chronic diseases every week from Monday to Friday between 4 to 6 pm.
"Except a few services like pediatrics, ophthalmology and gynecology, Nims is offering cashless EHS facilities to all eligible government employees," said Dr. K Manohar, director, Nims hospital, adding that they were happy with the package rates as it is a little higher than the existing Aarogyasri rates.